How long is a protection order in effect?

A protective order will be effective for two (2) years from the date of service. 

If the judge issues the Order of Protection, the court will send a copy of it and your petition to law enforcement (city police, county sheriff, or constable) for service on the defendant. You can help this process by providing information on the most likely places where the defendant can be served. Questions you’ll be asked in AZPOINT will help collect this information. If law enforcement has not been able to serve the order within 15 days, you may be asked to give the law enforcement agency more information about the defendant.

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1. What is an order of protection?
2. What’s the difference between a restraining order and a protective order?
3. What is an order of protection?
4. What is an injunction against harassment?
5. How long is a protection order in effect?
6. What if the other person contests the protective order?
7. What do I do if my child is being harassed by a bully at school?
8. Is there a fee to file a protective order?
9. What is a domestic violence crime?